FiiO FA9: The Pantologist

Greetings! Today we’re checking out something truly special, that being the flagship for FiiO’s armature-only lineup, the FA9. While probably best known for their amps, dacs, and DAPs, FiiO has been humming along nicely with their earphone releases. Single dynamic, hybrids, and armature-only models abound. The FA9 is their new armature only flagship with some features that help set it apart from other products in … Continue reading FiiO FA9: The Pantologist

Moondrop Spaceship: Long Term Review

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of Moondrop’s most affordable products, the micro-dynamic equipped Spaceship. Moondrop is a brand that has skyrocketed in popularity among forum goers thanks to their excellent performance per dollar products and unique Anime girl packaging. The Spaceship was my first experience with one of their products and immediately cemented them as a brand worth following. After all, not many brands … Continue reading Moondrop Spaceship: Long Term Review

Dunu DK-3001 Pro: Finesse

Greetings! Today we’re checking out something special; Dunu’s DK-3001 Pro. Back in 2017 Dunu released the original DK-3001 to positive fanfare. While I never had the chance to try out that model, looking back on old reviews it seems much of the original’s DNA remains, although with the Pro Dunu has reworked the concept. Along with the addition of an extra armature bringing the total … Continue reading Dunu DK-3001 Pro: Finesse

FiiO BTR3K: Thumb-Sized Powerhouse

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of FiiO’s newest Bluetooth amp modules, the BTR3K. Along with Type-C dongles and true wireless earphones, wireless amp modules are a segment that seem to have seen a huge surge in popularity the last couple years. Back in 2018 FiiO sent over their very wallet friendly module, the uBTR. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of sound coming … Continue reading FiiO BTR3K: Thumb-Sized Powerhouse

VSonic VSD3P: Irrelevant, Yet I Love It

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the VSonic VSD 3P. VSonic used to be a household name in the forums thanks to legendary models like the GR07. They were one of the earliest major players in the Chinese earphone industry offering killer sound at an affordable price. Along with Fidue, Astrotec, Dunu, Havi and a small handful of other “giant slayers” that have languished over the … Continue reading VSonic VSD3P: Irrelevant, Yet I Love It

Head-to-Head: Moondrop Starfield vs. Simgot EN700 Pro

Greetings! During the ‘before times’ of 2017, the Simgot EN700 Pro crossed my plate. Simgot was getting a ton of outstanding feedback for their products and the design of the EN700 Pro was so very eye catching. At the time I had been drooling over various orthodynamic headphones and the EN700 Pro strongly evoked them with it’s slatted face plates and ovular shell design. Plus, … Continue reading Head-to-Head: Moondrop Starfield vs. Simgot EN700 Pro

Kinera Tyr: Mini Yet Monsterous

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Kinera’s entry into the competitive micro-driver segment, the Tyr. Kinera has been around for quite a while now and is no stranger to the Chinese hifi scene. Unlike a number of other brands, they aren’t prone to pumping out release after release, instead taking their time to craft something unique and interesting every time. Maybe not something that appeals to … Continue reading Kinera Tyr: Mini Yet Monsterous

Kinera Sif: Welcome To The Other Side

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the Kinera Sif, the Yang to Kinera’s Yin (SEED). Back in 2018 Kinera released the SEED (Yin), one of a two part iems series (Yin and Yang). It was a budget friendly hybrid earphone originally intended to be a replacement for the BD005, though they had completely different signatures and seemed to coexist for a while. I liked the SEED … Continue reading Kinera Sif: Welcome To The Other Side

Tin HiFi T4: Single Dynamics Have Still Got It!

Greetings! Today we’re checking out another new release from Tin HiFi, the T4. Back in 2017, a great sounding earphone was released on the world. That earphone was the TinAudio T2. Despite receiving almost unanimously positive feedback, it flew under the radar until a few key hypsters got their hands on it. It has since become a staple recommendation to anyone wanting a well-built, neutral-leaning … Continue reading Tin HiFi T4: Single Dynamics Have Still Got It!

Moondrop Starfield: A New Benchmark

Greetings, Today we’re checking out one of Moondrop’s more recent releases, the Starfield. Moondrop is a Chinese company out of Chengdu and has rapidly risen to fame within the audiophile community. They are known for earphones and earbuds that follow the Harman tuning curve, but with a spin here and there to give each product a unique sound, at an affordable price and with stellar … Continue reading Moondrop Starfield: A New Benchmark

Dunu DM-480: Twins Basil!

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of Dunu’s most recent releases, the DM-480. Dunu is far from new to the audio world, having been an OEM/ODM prior to firing up their own earphone brand in 2006. Around the time I was jumping feet first into the hobby, they were delivering some pretty groundbreaking products like the Titan 1, 3, 5, and the DN-2000. The Titan … Continue reading Dunu DM-480: Twins Basil!

Hifiman RE600s: Timely Classic

Greetings! Today we’re checking out an older release from Hifiman, the RE600s. While this brand is probably still best known for their planar headphones, their iem lineup has received it’s fair share of accolades over the years. The RE600s is one of them, though it has largely become overlooked in what is a shockingly fast moving industry. New releases are forgotten within the month, and … Continue reading Hifiman RE600s: Timely Classic

Astrotec Redspace S80: Beryllium Baller

Greetings, Today we’re checking out Astrotec’s newest entry into the truly wireless market, the S80. The truly wireless (TWS) earphone market has exploded with options in recent years, the blame (or credit) for which many would lay at the feet of the Apple Corporation. While die-hard audiophiles scoff at wireless products thanks to their degraded sound quality vs. their wired counterparts, the average consumer values … Continue reading Astrotec Redspace S80: Beryllium Baller

Campfire Audio Polaris II: Renewed and Reloaded

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the new, reworked version of the Polaris from Campfire Audio. Back in 2017 when I reviewed the original Polaris, I was blown away. Here was an earphone that was quite technically adept in a way that was befitting of it’s premium price tag, yet it had an unashamedly v-shaped signature. It was both fun and capable, yet there were a … Continue reading Campfire Audio Polaris II: Renewed and Reloaded

VJJB N30: Alien Engine

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the N30 from VJJB. A few years back VJJB was one of those brands that often came up in conversations about top tier budget friendly earphones. The K4 was a beautiful wooden model with a wonderful finish and a warm, bassy sound that still impresses people to this day. My personal favourite, the K2, was a 6mm micro driver model … Continue reading VJJB N30: Alien Engine